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Social evolution and sex allocation theory

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The study of sex allocation is one of the most successful areas in evolutionary biology: its theoretical predictions have been supported by experimental, observational and comparative approaches. Here, I develop sex allocation theory as follows: (1) I use fertility insurance theory to predict the sex ratio strategy of the malaria parasite, in response to human medical interventions that increase mortality and decrease fertility of the parasite’s various sexual stages; (2) Haplodiploidy has...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Alpedrinha, J
Grant:
SFRH ⁄BD⁄ 33206 ⁄ 2007
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2013-02-26

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